Innovation, build quality and service make the difference
After 10 years in the New Zealand Police, Jason Carswell decided it was time for a change. Having driven heavy rigs on a part time basis over the years, and with his father driving full time, getting into the haulage business full time seemed like the obvious choice.
Based in Mount Maunganui, Jason could see the growth in the Port of Tauranga and the numbers of containers being moved around the country. With this as the basis of his business idea, JC Transport was born. Purchasing two ex-rental Freightliner Argosy vehicles from TR Rentals, Jason scoured the market for two ex-rental trailers to carry containers. TR Rentals units were all being used, and any others were over 30 years old and not up to the modern day needs of container haulage.
Jason went to the manufacturer market and quickly settled on the newly designed sliding bogie trailer system as being the most appropriate for the company’s requirements. Four manufacturers in New Zealand built these trailers, and at the Annual Truck Trailer Expo at Mystery Creek in Hamilton, Jason got to meet and see the trailers of these four manufacturers. He quickly noticed the difference between the Domett trailers and the other companies he was considering.
“It was obvious that the workmanship and quality of the trailer’s build was superior to others and I could tell their designs looked strong. I also found their price point to be highly competitive.”
After deciding to work with Domett, Jason was able to customise his two trailers to the company’s specific requirements.
“Nothing was ever a problem for Hayden and the Design and Engineering team. They set about solving problems and designing innovative solutions for everything we needed. From the addition of exterior rear view cameras, to in-cab trailer controls, we got exactly what we wanted.”
Now, one year on from starting the business, Jason says that the after sales service of the Domett team is amazing. “They could not be more helpful, they are a great bunch of people, really easy to deal with. They are problem solvers and understand the business of haulage. Add to that the build quality and strength of the trailers is awesome, and they look amazing as well.” With plans to grow his fleet in the near future, Jason doesn’t hesitate to recommend the team at Domett, “I simply wouldn’t go anywhere else.”